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Joining the IDF

Joining the IDF

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What's an American teenager like me doing signing up to the Israel army?

Haunts of July Fourth

Haunts of July Fourth

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When I'll hear the thunderous claps of fireworks, the sound of bombs exploding in Jerusalem will immediately come to my ears.

Move-to-Israel Filters

Move-to-Israel Filters

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My dream of moving to Israel is having a profound effect on how I live now.

Tale of a Reluctant Israeli

Tale of a Reluctant Israeli

by Madeline Till

Two years in the Holy Land changed my life.

Gush Katif: Seven Months Later

Gush Katif: Seven Months Later

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Amidst unemployment, poverty and uncertainty, the displaced residents of Gush Katif are somehow trying to rebuild their lives.

His Hands upon Us

His Hands upon Us

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The reason we feel powerless is because we truly are.

Demonizing Settlers

Demonizing Settlers

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A settler bares his soul.

The Bomb Squad

The Bomb Squad

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Jerusalem's front line of defense.

A Muslim in a Jewish Land

A Muslim in a Jewish Land

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On a trip to Israel, a Muslim journalist sees firsthand a litany of lies.

Israel's Nobel Prize Winner

Israel's Nobel Prize Winner

by Susan Goodman

When he receives his Nobel Prize for Economic Sciences this week, Prof. Robert Aumann will talk about bringing world peace.

Mount Zion for Sale?

Mount Zion for Sale?

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Don't sell out a Jewish holy site.

After the Fall

After the Fall

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How do you rebuild after losing everything? Ask David Hatuel.

Sirens, Loud and Close

Sirens, Loud and Close

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My night of despair and tragedy, and their only antidote.

Our Brother's Blood

Our Brother's Blood

by Moshe Simons

A young Jewish man is stabbed in Jerusalem's Old City and dies in my arms.

Gush Katif: The Night After

Gush Katif: The Night After

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What do Jews do when the longed-for miracle does not occur?

The Last Days of Gush Katif

The Last Days of Gush Katif

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A personal diary.

Gush Katif Stories, Part 3: Bryna's Story

Gush Katif Stories, Part 3: Bryna's Story

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Trying to create miracles amidst the pain.

Blue and Orange Love Story

Blue and Orange Love Story

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The deaths of Dov and Rachel Cole should serve to bring Israelis closer together.

CSI: Israel

CSI: Israel

by Susan Goodman

Meet Professor Yossi ALmog, Israel's real-life CSI sleuth.

Gush Katif Stories, Part 2: Noga's Story

Gush Katif Stories, Part 2: Noga's Story

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Making the hard choice between hypocrisy and heroism.

The Transformer

The Transformer

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Professor Reuven Feuerstein has changed the lives of thousands of disabled children around the world.

Gush Katif Stories

Gush Katif Stories

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As the disengagement looms, a glimpse into the hearts of the residents.

Impact of Entebbe

Impact of Entebbe

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The day of the American Bicentennial was a crucial awakening for me as a Jew.

Ilan Ramon's Diary

Ilan Ramon's Diary

by David Brinn

Somehow it survived an explosion, hurtling 38 miles to Earth, and exposure to sun and rain. Meet the Israeli forensic expert who is restoring the diary.

Jerusalem, My Home

Jerusalem, My Home

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How absolutely fortunate that I am living here, in this Holy, wholly unbelievable country.

Only In Israel_

Only In Israel_

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A small glimpse of the special daily life we merit to live in the Holy Land.

I Was Raised for Jihad

I Was Raised for Jihad

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I grew up in Gaza, indoctrinated to hate Israel and the West. For peace to take hold, things have got to change.

Threads of Hope

Threads of Hope

by The Koby Mandell Foundation

A unique tapestry memorializes those killed by terror and represents the unity of the Jewish people.

Operation Pesach

Operation Pesach

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Passover Food Fund, military style.

Age Fifteen

Age Fifteen

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Fifteen is the number that conceals God's name, and is the mysterious turning point for three generations of one family.

The Flower of David

The Flower of David

by Leora Eren Frucht

Israeli 'survivor' flower boasts cells in shape of Star of David.

Love's Pantry

Love's Pantry

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One grassroots organization is keeping thousands of Israeli families from starving.

Israel's Super Mario

Israel's Super Mario

by Karin Kloosterman

Meet Israel's pioneer of organic agriculture: an observant great-grandfather who fled from the Nazis 64 years ago.

Birthright Buzz

Birthright Buzz

by Jill Blum

I was a proud Jew, but until I experienced the wonder of Israel, I had no idea what being Jewish meant.

Israel, Tikkun Olam and the Tsunami

Israel, Tikkun Olam and the Tsunami

by Shachar Zahavi

The Israeli response to the tsunami displays the nation's ingenuity, deep caring, and professionalism.

Rise Up from the Ashes

Rise Up from the Ashes

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One couple's special Jerusalem story.

One Family: Israel's Pearl Maker

One Family: Israel's Pearl Maker

by Sarah Azulay

Out of every evil force there is a counterforce of good. Case in point: The OneFamily Fund.

Everyone's Child

Everyone's Child

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In Israel, we're all one big family and Jewish mothers are everywhere.

The People of Israel

The People of Israel

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What shaped our trip to Israel wasn't the death of Arafat or even the beauty of the land. It was the people.

Why I'm Moving to Israel

Why I'm Moving to Israel

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Finding my home on sacred soil.

Running for Israel

Running for Israel

by Melissa Radler

One race, one rabbi, one million dollars.

What Are We Afraid Of?

What Are We Afraid Of?

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Why is my home so far from my homeland? Why don't I live in Israel where history and destiny weave the streets of our identity as a people?

Tehilla's Fight Against Terror

Tehilla's Fight Against Terror

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A year after the tragic "Children's Bombing," what have we done to battle terrorism?

Dr. Applebaum's Legacy

Dr. Applebaum's Legacy

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15 North American doctors moved to Israel with their families to carry on the legacy of Dr. David Applebaum.

My Toughest Mission

My Toughest Mission

by Leora Eren Frucht

An Israeli general faces the challenge of a lifetime - raising his autistic son.

Invoking Marla

Invoking Marla

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Am I cheapening Marla's memory by using her death to teach a point about living?

Dining with Dignity

Dining with Dignity

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A unique Jerusalem enterprise feeds the soul, not just the body.

The Rooster, Redemption and the Sea

The Rooster, Redemption and the Sea

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A Story for Tisha Ba'av

Practicing Rescue

Practicing Rescue

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Don't confuse knowing what to do in a terror attack with getting used to it.

I'm a Survivor

I'm a Survivor

by David Arenson

Kenny Sachs, a New Jersey native, always wanted to defend Israel. He finally got his chance and is grateful to be alive.